The PPE crisis began with healthcare workers around the country wearing trash bags as gowns – now it’s a more nuanced problem. Here’s the latest.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of schools across the country closed their doors earlier this spring, inadvertently leaving millions of children behind.
As the COVID-19 pandemic blankets the nation, public health experts warn of a possible outbreak following the Thanksgiving holiday, contributing to a larger PPE shortage, straining the already fragile PPE supply chain.
As COVID cases rise, more states are enforcing mask mandates, distribution of PPE creates “two-tier system,” and frontline workers share their stories.
The Big Picture An update on the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus: The United States, with the most daily cases in the world, is just short of 10.85 million cases as of Sunday night and more than 244,000 people have died from the disease. North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa are seeing the highest case rates. With another 184,000 confirmed cases being added to the Johns Hopkins database, Friday, November 13 marked the fourth consecutive day the United States set a record for daily cases. Many experts warn this surge could be more fatal than the one we…
Long-term care facilities reported that they had no supply left of at least one type of personal protective equipment (PPE), including nitrile gloves, surgical masks, and isolation gowns between August and November
The Big Picture Prior to the results of the Presidential election, public health experts in The Guardian expressed worry that there was no apparent strategy to address the COVID crisis, as the pandemic enters its deadliest phase with cases rising, winter forthcoming and hospitals reeling from increased spread and burnout. Dr. Shikha Gupta, executive director of Get Us PPE told The Guardian that the organization was “preparing for the worst,” as “one of the biggest trends we’re seeing is people are really ready to pretend the [pandemic] is over.” Soon, Get Us PPE will publish a three-point plan to solve…